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Steering Stabilizer help

OK, so I need some new ones...want to get good ones...spoke with some informed people yesterday and am told that even ones suck as FOX...if you get straight emulsion style then they dont work right...cause when laid on their side the oil is all ove the place....when standing up course the nitrogen is on top holding the oil down...but sideways not so.

The only way is with a longer shock that has a divider in it or with a rezzie shock...now I am not spending $500 on 2 rezzie stabs.


Maybe I explained that explanation wrong...but thats how I understood it.


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Nothing wrong with Bilsteins, Icons or Fox's...
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I guess I should have asked.....does anyone know anything about laying the emulsion shocks on their side and it not making them work right?

Yes they work...yes yes...but right is the key word.

I know on FOXs site...is clearly states that *Emulsion shocks must be run "Body Side Up"

I see people all over running these laying down.

The shock guru I spoke with said to get the RIGHT working on the shock I would need it to be a rezzie shock.

Remember..works and works RIGHT is different.

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The stabilizers don't take nearly as hard as an impact as a verticle shock does, as long as it pressurized right it will work great. With that being said, the only right way to run pressurized stabilizers is to run them dual and opposing. Bilstein, Icon and Fox are all great choices. As for a resi stabilizer, I don't see the purpose. The reason for a resi is more fluid capacity due to over heating of the shock, it has to be moving very rapidly for a good amount of time to get the actual use out of a resi shock. It won't foam and over heat as fast as a regular emusion shock causing shock fade. I don't see the need for this in a stabilizer on a street driven truck. Hell, resi shocks on our trucks serve no purpose but for great looks and the fine tuning out of the higher name brands. Speaking of daily drivers that is, if they're on a toy of if you're in the dunes every day that's a different story.

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The stabilizers don't take nearly as hard as an impact as a verticle shock does, as long as it pressurized right it will work great. With that being said, the only right way to run pressurized stabilizers is to run them dual and opposing. Bilstein, Icon and Fox are all great choices. As for a resi stabilizer, I don't see the purpose. The reason for a resi is more fluid capacity due to over heating of the shock, it has to be moving very rapidly for a good amount of time to get the actual use out of a resi shock. It won't foam and over heat as fast as a regular emusion shock causing shock fade. I don't see the need for this in a stabilizer on a street driven truck. Hell, resi shocks on our trucks serve no purpose but for great looks and the fine tuning out of the higher name brands. Speaking of daily drivers that is, if they're on a toy of if you're in the dunes every day that's a different story.
I agreed with you..but call DownSouth and talk to them about it...seriously...I know you have the number.

The reason for the rezzie in this has nothing to do with the fading of the stabilizer...has to do with keeping the oil and nitrogen separate.

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I call up Sonny and talk to him because I'm looking for some new stabilizers also right at this moment. I believe you for sure so I'd like to hear more about this, I'm always up to learning new stuff haha. Have you decided which ones you're going for?

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Did you call and talk to them about em?


Any word on another set of those tires for me?

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Its always kept separate on a Bilstein..
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I bought FOX cause I am changing all my shocks to FOX......

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